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Mobile Phone - newbie needs help getting started

saintkwil Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Hello...
I've never owned a mobile phone but am now considering buying one for emergency use only. I intend to use a Pay As You Go tariff.

Forgive my ignorance, but could someone answer the following for me:

1) I believe a mobile phone needs a 'Sim' Card.
What exactly is this and do I have to purchase it separately?
How do I fit it into the phone?

2) How do I top-up the phone at a supermarket etc.?

3) Is the top-up amount valid only for a set period or until the credit is exhausted no matter how long?
Many thanks
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
if you want a cheap basic phone for emergency only this is a good deal remember you get £7.50 back throo quidco

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/699156/nokia-1661-black-clearance-99p-10-t,,,thanx to amibees,,
this comes with sim inside and credit on it

very easy to top up instore shop asstant would help

credit is not time ltd
#2
Sim Card identifies what network(s) you can use and identifies you as a customer to the network

You sim can be tied to a topup card should your sim pay as you go account run out of credit

Most credit lasts, depends on the network.

I suggest speaking to friends and family, if it's for emergencies only then you shouldn't spend more ethan £15 total.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/699156/nokia-1661-black-clearance-99p-10-t

Is a good example, go through TCB and £7.00 Cashback after spending £11, so £4 for a mobile and £10 credit.
#3
pay as you go mobiles come with sim cards. i would decide which network you like best (look at cost of calls etc) and buy a phone that is with that network.
you can top up in a number of ways, including over the phone, at a cash point and on the internet.
the credit is on the phone until you use it :)
hope that helps
when you buy a phone don't forget to go through quidco.com to get some cash back

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